Babooshka is the tile of a song written and recorded by Kate Bush, included on her 1980 album Never For Ever and released as a single in July 1980.

Single release

The single reached no.5 in the UK charts in August, [1] while the parent album went straight into no.1 on its release in September. Another new track Ran Tan Waltz featured as B-side although this track was not included on the album.


  • 7" EMI 5085

A. Babooshka

B. Ran Tan Waltz

The song remains one of Bush's best known and commercially successful, superceded only by debut no.1 single Wuthering Heights and Running Up That Hill which reached no.3 in 1985.

Promo video

Babooshka - Kate Bush03:28

Babooshka - Kate Bush

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